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Peru & Argentina tour

Peru & Argentina

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
10 days
From: $ 4,492 $ 449 / day
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  • Feast your eyes on a spectacular Tango show in Buenos Aires!
  • Stand in awe of natural wonders like Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls, the Sacred Valley, and more.
  • Enjoy scenic tours of the amazing cities of Lima, Cusco, and Buenos Aires!
  • Try authentic Ceviche in Peru and Empanadas and Asado in Argentina.
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy the amazing tours and sights. Leave all of the planning, driving, and organizing to us!

Short Description

Journey to Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Urubamba, Iguassu Falls, and Buenos Aires - all in 10 days! This incredible vacation package boasts the perfect blend of amazing natural wonders, cultural experiences, and urban city life.

Please note that the altitude in some parts of this itinerary may not make it ideal for small children

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Lima
End City Buenos Aires

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Lima (LIM), out of Buenos Aires (EZE)
  • All airport and rail station transfers
  • 2 nights in Lima at the Jose Antonio Deluxe Hotel, or similar
  • Lima Colonial & Modern City Tour with San Francisco Monastery & Larco Herrera Museum (5 hours)
  • One-way economy class flight from Lima (LIM) to Cusco (CUZ)
  • 1 night in Cusco at the Costa del Sol Ramada Hotel Cusco, or similar
  • Tour of Cusco and surrounding ruins (4 hours)
  • Visit to Awamacancha, Pisac Market, and the ruins of Ollantaytambo (6 hours, en-route from Cusco to the Sacred Valley)
  • 1 night in the Sacred Valley (Urubamba) at the Casa Andina Premium Hotel Valle Sagrado, or similar
  • Round-trip vistadome train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Round-trip shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu ruins (2.5 hours)
  • 1 night in Cusco at Costa del Sol Ramada Hotel Cusco, or similar
  • One-way economy class flight from Cusco (CUZ) to Iguassu Falls (IGU)
  • 2 nights in Foz do Iguassu at the Hotel Raices Esturion Iguazu, or similar
  • Argentinean & Brazilian Falls Tour (8 hours)
  • One-way economy class flight from Cataratas del Iguazu Intl. Airport (IGR) to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP)
  • 2 nights in Buenos Aires at the Hotel Kenton Palace, or similar
  • Buenos Aires City Tour (3.5 hours)
  • Dinner and Tango Show at El Viejo Almacen (4 hours)
  • Breakfast daily

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Day 1: Welcome to Lima!

Arrive in beautiful Lima, the Peruvian capital rife with bustling squares, amazing architecture, and bright-blue seascapes. Known as the "City of Kings," Lima is chock full of colonial richness, which you will feel in all of its 43 diverse districts!

Enjoy a comfortable transfer from the airport to your hotel, then settle in and relax. Rest up; you've got quite the journey ahead of you!

Transfer from Lima airport (LIM) to Lima hotel

Day 2: Lima

Enjoy a pleasant breakfast, then grab your camera and get ready to explore. You will be picked up at your hotel for your city tour of Lima! Experience both "old" and "new" Lima, where you'll see everything from the colonial Plaza de Armas, stunning San Francisco Monastery, the modern, trendy districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, and much more.

You may want to spend your evening in the tranquil, culture-packed, artsy village of Barranco. Known to be a cool, relaxed area, Barranco is famous for its nightlife, amazing restaurants, boutiques, and live-music bars!

Lima Colonial & Modern City Tour with San Francisco Monastery & Larco Herrera Museum (5 hours)

Embark on a city tour through old and new Lima! Begin at the Plaza de Armas with its colonial buildings like the Government Palace, the Municipality, the Palace of the Archbishop and the Cathedral, among others. All these buildings are gathered around the history-laden square.

Then visit San Francisco Monastery with its maze of tunnels and catacombs that served as a mass grave. After touring the historic city center, head to the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. In San Isidro, stroll through the Olive Park (El Olivar) where old olive trees stand tall next to modern shopping centers. In Miraflores, visit the Park of Love (El Parque del Amor) from where you have a view over the cliffs and the Pacific.

Ending the tour, you will visit the fascinating Larco Herrera Museum. With more than 45,000 objects of pre-Columbian ceramics, textiles and gold and silver pieces, it houses one of the most impressive collections in Latin America. It is also known for its exhibition of erotic ceramics of the Mochica culture.

Day 3: Lima - Cusco

Recharge with a delicious breakfast, then embark on a journey to Cusco! Relax on a quick ride to the airport, then feel your stomach flutter with excitement as you fly to Cusco. Enjoy a convenient ride to your hotel and get to know your friendly local guide.

Cusco, South America's archaeological capital and oldest continuously inhabited city, is now one of Peru's most-visited tourist attractions! The legacy of the Inca Empire still lives throughout the city, and can be felt as you walk through its stone-walled streets.

Spend the afternoon enjoying a tour of Cusco and its surrounding ruins! Visit the most important landmarks of both the Inca and the Colonial times, such as Qoricancha (the "temple of the sun"), the Cathedral, the Inca Street of Loreto, the fortress-temple of Saqsaywaman, and more.

Transfer from Lima hotel to Lima airport (LIM)

Fly to Cusco!

Transfer from Cusco airport (CUZ) to Cusco hotel

Tour of Cusco and surrounding ruins (4 hours)

Go on a city tour of Cusco with visits to the most important landmarks of both Inca and Spanish Colonial times! Begin at Qoricancha, known as the Temple of the Sun and the most important temple of the Incas. A catholic monastery, Santo Domingo, was built over the Inca temple in 1572, and the fascinating contrast can still be seen today.

Continue to Cusco Cathedral, considered the best repository of colonial art from the Cusco School. Built over the palace of the Inca Wiracocha, it was considered the religious and political center of Cusco during the Inca era. After ooing and awing at the cathedral, walk through the Inca Street of Loreto, a fine sample of the old town and its remarkable Inca walls.

Leave the city to the outer parts of Cusco with important ruins of the Inca Empire. Between them, the most important is the archaeological park of the fortress-temple Saqsaywaman which shows precise zigzags of massive stone to which centuries could not do any harm.

Day 4: Cusco - Urubamba

Fuel up with breakfast and get ready for a culture-packed day! This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to Awanakancha, a living museum of Andean camelids, such as llamas, alpacas, and the rarely seen Vicunas and Guanacos. Learn about traditional weaving techniques while you feast your eyes on these fluffy fellows!

After that, you'll be off to the Pisac market, a charming market where people of Pisac and surrounding villages sell and buy fresh fruits and vegetables, alpaca clothing, jewelry, and more. Bargain the day away and snag some awesome souvenirs!

You'll then spend the afternoon in Ollantaytambo, where you'll visit a local house and immerse yourself in daily Peruvian life. Then, you'll explore the impressive fortress thrones of the Ollantaytambo ruins! End the day with a visit to a traditional Chicheria, where you'll sip on the national drink, Chicha, made of corn!

Visit to Awanakancha and Pisac Market

At Awanakancha farm, learn about the various types of camelids (llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos) that live in the Andes region. After you get a chance to pet and take photos with the animals, local villagers will demonstrate the ancestral methods and techniques used to produce their signature textile art.

Continue along the Sacred Valley and reach Pisac, a beautiful town where Incan and Colonial influences have reached a perfect balance and created the unique way of life of the local inhabitants. Explore the famous Pisac artisan market where you can find extraordinarily fine jewelry and ceramic and textile craftwork.

Day 5: Urubamba - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Today's the day you've been waiting your whole life for - you're going to see Machu Picchu! Yes, it really is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After breakfast, relax on a quick transfer to the train station of Ollantaytambo. Hop aboard the Vistadome train and enjoy scenic views of snow-covered mountains, sparkling rivers, and small villages along the way.

Once you reach the train station at the foot of Machu Picchu, you'll take a shuttle bus up the twisting road to the top! Upon arrival at the most famous Inka ruins in the world, your guide will take you on an unforgettable tour of the marvelous citadel. Stand in the main plaza, gawk at the Temple of Three Windows, see the sacred sun dial, and more!

After an amazing day, you'll return back to your hotel the exact way you came - scenic shuttle and train rides. Spend the evening relaxing at your hotel; you'll be craving some serious R&R after a full day in Machu Picchu!

Guided tour of Machu Picchu ruins (2.5 hours)

Machu Picchu, the "lost city of the Incas," is not only one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, but also the biggest treasure of Peru’s past and the empire of the Incas. Undiscovered by the Spaniards and forgotten over centuries, it was in 1911 that the American scientist Hiram Bingham came upon it accidentally.

Still today, the ruins leave scientists with numerous questions and riddles on how it was built and for which purpose. Theories vary but one thing is for sure: Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive and exciting places in the world, sublime and majestic on top of the mountain and surrounded by impenetrable rainforest.

Enjoy a guided tour of the marvelous citadel, visiting the main plaza, the Temple of Three Windows, the circular tower, the sacred sun dial and the burial grounds!

Day 6: Cusco - Lima - Foz Do Iguassu

Get ready to jet-set... again! Today, you will be transferred to the airport, where you will stop in Lima, and then continue on to Foz do Iguacu. This beautiful city is nestled right near the majestic Iguazu Falls, where the Iguazu River empties its waters into the Parana River!

Bordering on Brazil and Argentina, these humongous waterfalls attract tons of visitors all year-round. Although the city of Foz do Iguacu is not a large city, it is always bustling with shoppers,, tourists, and locals.

Transfer from Cusco hotel to Cusco airport (CUZ)

Catch connecting flight in Lima (LIM), then fly to Foz do Iguassu (IGU)!

Transfer from Iguassu Falls airport (IGU) to Foz do Iguassu hotel

Day 7: Puerto Iguazu

Wake up ready to explore! After breakfast, you'll spend the day touring both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the world-famous Iguazu Falls. From your hotel, you'll be driven to the Visitors Center, and then you'll hop aboard a train which will take you to all the most prominent points of this natural wonder.

Continue your journey through the Iguazu River Canyon on foot! Walk around, appreciate the flora and fauna, and feel the soft mist of all 270 waterfalls up-close!

Iguazu Falls Tour (Brazilian and Argentinian Sides)

Today's the day to see magical Iguazu Falls from every angle! Arrive at the Visitors Center and board a gas-propelled train at the main station. Enjoy a scenic ride until you reach the upper falls circuit and the Devil's Throat (Garganta del Diablo), one of the very highest falls! Feel your eyes widen as you gaze out at a surreal lookout point.

Then, take an unforgettable walk along the Iguazu River Canyon, via the lower circuit and the upper circuit to appreciate the amazing flora and fauna surrounding you. Iguazu is made up of about 270 individual waterfalls - see them all up close!

You'll go through the National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls, where you'll walk along paths cascading down to the bottom of Devil's Throat. See breathtaking views of the Argentinian side, where you'll see the Two Sisters, Bozzeti, Superior Circuit, and San Martin Island, where the movie The Mission was filmed. Get ready for amazing views and unforgettable memories!

Please note it is your responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa for entry into Brazil.

Day 8: Puerto Iguazu - Buenos Aires

What would a trip to Argentina be without a visit to Buenos Aires?! After breakfast, enjoy a quick transfer to the airport and begin your journey to Argentina's capital. Upon arrival, you'll feel Buenos Aires' strong European influence through its eclectic cuisine, luxury boutiques, amazing architecture, and charming plazas.

Each neighborhood boasts its own unique personality - some very artsy, some filled with nightlife, etc. Buenos Aires is the perfect place to visit tons of museums, have a picnic in a lush green park, and browse around antique stores and art galleries!

Settle into your luxurious hotel, then get to know the city. You  might want to treat yourself to some authentic Asado (Argentinian barbecue) with a side of Chimichurri, the country's go-to condiment (green salsa)!

Transfer from Foz do Iguassu hotel to Cataratas del Iguazu Inlt. Airport (IGR)

Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Transfer from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) to Buenos Aires hotel

Day 9: Buenos Aires

Wake up smiling - you're in beautiful Buenos Aires! Make the most of your last day with a wonderful tour of the city. Start at the famous 9 de Julio Avenue, see the gorgeous Colon Theater and Casa Rosada, and walk around the Plaza de Mayo! Explore San Telmo, a historical neighborhood and the oldest district of Buenos Aires. Head to the northern districts, which include the green area of Palermo and the upscale Recoleta neighborhood!

The fun doesn't stop there! In the evening, enjoy an amazing cultural experience when you indulge in an authentic Argentinian dinner and watch a Tango show at El Viejo Almacen, a famous Tango House! Buenos Aires was the birthplace of Tango, after all!

Buenos Aires City Tour

Your city tour of Buenos Aires starts at the famous 9 de Julio Avenue, known as the widest avenue in the world! Pass by the beautiful Colon Theater, the cultural pride of Buenos Aires, and arrive at the main square Plaza de Mayo, which is surrounded by Casa Rosada (Government House), Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (first City Hall). Visit the inside of the Metropolitan Cathedral, which holds the remains of General José de San Martín (Argentina's national hero).

Continue to San Telmo, the oldest district in Buenos Aires with many antique shops. (On Sundays, the neighborhood holds a famous antique market). Your next stop is La Boca, a colorful neighborhood of painted houses with the famous "Caminito" street.

The tour ends in the city's northern districts. Drive to the green neighborhood of Palermo with its parks and artificial lakes. Then, visit Recoleta with its elegant boutiques and restaurants. At the famous Recoleta cemetery, you will find the grave of Eva Duarte, known as Eva Perón (Evita). The mausoleums and pantheons reflect the architectural diversity from Argentina's different cultures.

Dinner & Tango Show at El Viejo Almacen (with transfers)

Experience the soul of Buenos Aires at a tango show with dinner! The Tango tradition started at the end of the 19th century, and developed out of a mixture of various rhythms, which were originally danced in the poorer neighborhoods.

Your night starts with a hotel pick-up, where you'll then be taken to one of the famous Tango Houses - El Viejo Almacen - for dinner. Enjoy a show with music, singing, and of course -  dancing.

The El Viejo Almacen, the home of traditional tango, became a unique place thanks to its historic location and authentic style. Every night its doors are open to enjoy an impressive tango show performed by prominent interpreters of the tango scene, a demonstration of Andean music, as well as exquisite cuisine.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance to Tango Show
  • 1 full dinner
  • Entree
  • Main course
  • Dessert
  • Drinks

Day 10: Depart Argentina

Savor the flavors of one last Argentinian breakfast, then squeeze all your souvenirs into your luggage and enjoy a comfortable transfer to the airport. Spend your relaxing flight home dreaming about your next adventure!

Transfer from Buenos Aires hotel to Buenos Aires airport (EZE)

Fly home!


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  • Jose Antonio Deluxe
  • Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada Cusco
  • Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas
  • Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada Cusco
  • Hotel Raices Esturion
  • Hotel Kenton Palace Buenos Aires

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